our project origin story
peried was founded by four transdisciplinary university students in their final year of studying a
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at UTS.
Each team member has had a profoundly unique lived experience or are close to individuals with profoundly unique menstrual health experiences. Yet despite both themselves and/or their friends experiencing menstrual health conditions (which often took years to get a diagnosis for) there still seems to be a devastating lack of education and awareness in the area. After much discussion and research, it was evident that young people wished to be more up to date with their bodies and their menstrual health.
peried is a two-sided solution centred on comprehensive menstrual health education to bridge knowledge gaps on all menstrual health topics. Our website seeks to provide teachers and students with a greater sense of awareness as to what is normal and not normal regarding an individual's menstrual health journey.
meet the team
Angelina is a problem solver who is passionate about creating positive change through creativity, boldness and compassion. She studied a Bachelor of Business (majoring in marketing and human resources) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at UTS. Her professional experience ranges from digital marketing work with not-for-profits and start-ups to consulting with integrated marketing communications agencies and transnational corporations.
Having experienced nearly a ten-year wait to be diagnosed with endometriosis, Angelina is passionate about driving early intervention in the hope of shortening others’ diagnosis journeys.
Gabriella is passionate about social justice initiatives and creating meaningful change, particularly in the not-for-profit sectors. She studied a Bachelor of Communications (majoring in PR and digital social media) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at UTS. Her professional experience includes working at UNICEF Australia as Youth Engagement Officer. Gabriella currently works part-time as a Digital Research Assistant.
As someone who has been on and off the pill throughout university and ultimately feeling uneducated on the true impact this has had on her body, she is hopeful that peried will create meaningful change and education in this space.
Melanie is a creative thinker and innovative strategist, passionate about solving complex challenges to drive meaningful change. She studied a Bachelor of Communications (majoring in advertising and digital social media) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at UTS. Her professional experience spans creative brand and digital marketing agencies, as well as cross-collaboration enterprises such as The Constellation Project.
From her own lived experience of debilitating dysmenorrhea, Melanie is deeply interested in destigmatising all menstrual experiences and improving access to education on these topics at breadth.
Rodica is a motivated and results-driven professional dedicated to bringing people together and creating meaningful impact. She studied a Bachelor of Management (majoring in events) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at UTS. Her professional experience ranges from event management, public relations, and digital marketing to clienteles across the public and private sectors.
As someone who has personally felt the menstrual taboo throughout her adolescence, leaving her unprepared, ill-equipped and with knowledge gaps, Rodica hopes peried will inspire conversations and contribute to dismantling the menstrual health and period taboo.